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Should i pick up this 6950 for 200 Australian?

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September 27, 2011 10:07:04 PM

I think thats a bargain, i can either get that, a 560ti or a 2gb 2950. It is a 1gb powercolour i am just concerned it is in the bargain bin. Is there anything wrong with these cards?
September 27, 2011 10:15:35 PM

the gtx 560 ti is better and more overclocking friendly if you ask me ;) 
don't get the powercoulor 6950
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September 27, 2011 10:42:14 PM

yeah the 560ti does attract me thats for sure, but i am upgrading from a 6870 so i want the card to be as powerful as possible
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September 27, 2011 11:19:57 PM

there is nothing wrong with those cards. if your in Australia you really must look at this parts supplier http://www.msy.com.au/Parts/PARTS.pdf they are normally the cheapest around.
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September 27, 2011 11:34:27 PM

yeah i am from Australia. I have tried shopping at MSY before but had some issues with stock availability. Would you reccomend the HIS of the powercolour? I heard the powercolour 6950 uses the same board as the 6870 so i am a bit concerned about that. Also my gigabyte 6870 did not have voltage control so a little bit reserved when it comes to getting another gigabyte, unless it definitely had voltage control.
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September 27, 2011 11:51:16 PM

im not sure which ones do and dont have the voltage control.

i have been using sapphire ATI cards for as long as i can remember, beside having 2 year manf warranty they have always been a rock solid card.
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September 28, 2011 12:18:19 AM

the 6950 & 6970 both trump the 560 when in Crossfire / SLI

so if SLI / Crossfire is an option down the track it may be something to think about

http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2011-gaming-graphics-charts/3DMark11-Enthusiast,2660.html
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September 28, 2011 12:43:07 AM

yea i want to xfire in the future. Definately seems that overall, the 6950 scales better than the 560ti, despite it being closely behind in a few, it lags behind greatly in several, even well bellow the 6870x2.
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September 28, 2011 12:54:18 AM

yeah as far as i know it was only the VERY early 6950's you could unlock anyway.
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September 28, 2011 1:25:18 AM

Best answer selected by mkristian.
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